AF EXPLORES

Kochi

A buzzing sea port and former Portuguese and Dutch colony, Kochi offers some of the most unique art spaces and events in the country. Since the first Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012, Kochi has transformed into a major art destination with artist studios and galleries that are reclaiming and transforming the most unusual spaces.

Illustrated map of kochi

Museums

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An extension of the Fine Arts Emporium, they exhibit a collection of antiques from the Simethy brother’s personal collection.They present an array of rare and priceless artefacts, some as old as 8000 years.

Museum on the history of Kerala focusing on people significant through its history along with a gallery of contemporary art dating back to the late nineteenth century.

Displays a wide range or artefacts that show indo-portugese influence on art, culture and architecture in Kerala. It houses sculptures, metal objects and vestments that reflect Indo-Portugese artistic and cultural legacy.

Galleries

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Art gallery spread over 8000 square feet promoting modern and contemporary art in India.

Museum on the history of Kerala focusing on people significant through its history along with a gallery of contemporary art dating back to the late nineteenth century.

A collective space created for art practice. It works as a habitat and a show space for art forms, both old and new. It is a fertile base for new and unforeseen fusions in art-making.

Arts Organization

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And when you need a break from all the art...

Art space complete with a library, design shop, and cafe that also hosts artist residencies.

A restored Dutch bungalow transformed into a performance space, cafe, and gallery of contemporary art supporting emerging artist.

Cafe and gallery space supporting discourse between artists and a wider audience and showcasing new and upcoming artists.